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Plaque, 1991   Leave a comment

Alapaha Plaque 1991

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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My father served at the Alapaha United Methodist Church, Alapaha, Georgia, and the Glory United Methodist Church, in the Glory community outside of town, from June 1989 to June 1991.

In Memoriam: Jean-Luc LeChat C. Taylor   Leave a comment

Jean-Luc LeChat C. Taylor (1990-1991)

Photograph by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

When I needed companionship,

A furry friendliness,

He was there.

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Jean-Luc was special,

For I virtually worshipped

The fur he shed on my clothing.

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He was the first cat

I truly loved and adored.

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And now he is gone.

I shall see him again in Heaven.

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He was a cat,

Taken all in all;

I shall never look upon his like again.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

September 24, 1991

10/10/90   Leave a comment

Rain

Image Source = Bigdee

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FoggDam-NT.jpg)

October 10, 1990

Was a rainy day,

The day of the downpour.

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The liquid precipitation

Began

To fall–

In the morning–

And

Continued

Until afternoon,

(The)

Afternoon.

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It was

Wonderful,

Refreshing,

Regenerative,

The impetus of

Resurrection.

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Rain–

Fell to the surface of

Earth–

The day of

October 10, 1990

(10/10/90),

Refreshing Gaia.

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Rain–

Fell to the surface of

Earth–

The day of

October 10, 1990

(10/10/90),

Refreshing me.

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Merci Beaucoup,

Mon Dieu,

Il a pleut.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

October 11, 1990

Nature XVII: Beauty   Leave a comment

Yosemite Valley in the Morning

The utter and simple

Beauty of Nature

Enthralls my soul

And

Beckons to it

Awe and thanksgiving

For the

Simple, yet profound,

Joys of life

All who open their eyes

Must see.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

September 6, 1992

Nature XIII: February 2, 1991   Leave a comment

Full Moon

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Diana

Bathed me in

Her lunar light

And

Gladdened my soul,

Enlightening it

With natural beauty.

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The clouds

Partitioned the early morning sky

Into strips,

And

Diana, the huntress,

Sat in the sky,

Suspended on a gossamer thread

From Heaven.

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A nip occupied the air,

Giving the early morning

A wintry sense.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

February 2, 1991

Nature XII: 09/30/90   Leave a comment

Blue Sky

A Public Domain Image from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, via Wikipedia

The afternoon

Of

09/30/90,

I walked outside

And

Heard

Birds singing luminously,

Saw

A beautiful sky,

And

Felt

GOD in the midst of all that.

That experience

Contributed

Much to my

Wonderful day.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

October 1-2, 1990

November 10, 2009

Nature X: Tranquility   Leave a comment

The Constellation Orion

Image Source = Mouser

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orion_3008_huge.jpg)

Nature

Sings to me a

Song of Tranquility,

A

Song of Peace.

Nature,

Through her

Birds,

Crickets,

Stars,

And

Others,

Gives me peace and strength

To continue

With my life

And

To conquer my fores

And

Meet my challenges.

This

Tranquility

Is

GOD.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

August 29, 1990

Nature VIII: Diana and the Crickets   Leave a comment

The Moon

A Public Domain Image from NASA, via Wikipedia

On July 6, 1990,

About 11:35 PM,

I walked outside,

Alone

But

Not alone,

And

Saw the clouds,

Diana,

The shadows,

And heard the crickets.

Peace was in my heart,

For I heard and saw

God.

I crossed myself,

Saluted Diana

(And God)

And went inside

To write this poem.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

July 6, 1990

Nature VII: The Green Grass in the Midst of Burnt Debris   Leave a comment

Once,

I noticed

A few blades

Of

Green grass

Growing

In the midst of

Burnt

Debris

In a

Ditch

By the side of

The

Road,

At the

Side of

The

Yard.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

June 7, 1990

Easter Sunday–April 15, 1990   1 comment

Alapaha United Methodist Church, Alapaha, Georgia

Easter Sunday, 1991

Photographs by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Morning:  8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

I arose early

And

Prepared for the day ahead–

Dressing,

Brushing,

Eating,

And

Quietly praying in my mind–

“Thank You, Mon Dieu,

For a Wonderful beginning

And

For the promise of it.

Also, thank you

For

The meaning of this day.

I pray for

The church activities

At

The Alapaha and Glory UM Churches

Today.

Amen.”–

And went about my day,

Attending Sunday School

And

A glorious Morning Service.

Easter had begun.

Afternoon:  12:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

I ate at

The Alapaha UMC

That afternoon,

About 12:45.

Then I returned

To the house

To continue progress

On my U.S. History research folder.

That afternoon

I went out to the

Volleyball field

Behind the parking lot

And

Observed the

Easter Egg Hunt

And

Volleyball game.

Earlier,

A boy of about 10 (ten)

Asked me,

“Do you want to play

Volleyball with us?”

“No,” I said,

Still dressed in my suit.

He,

Curious regarding my motivations,

Asked,

“Why not?”

“I do not like it,”

I responded.

He, being quite intelligent,

Remarked,

“You’re afraid of it.”

The kid should be my shrink.

I worked some more,

Watched volleyball,

And

Ate too many

Sweet things

With low or nihl

Nutritional content.

Sometimes life can be

Boring

And can be quite

Interesting and enjoyable

At others.

Easter was in progress.

Evening:  7:00 P,M.-12:00 A.M.

About 7:30,

I walked out to the

Field of Volleyball,

Where before,

Until 4:00,

People had been.

The sky was beginning

To grow dark

And

The crickets to chirp.

It was wonderful and isolated.

I found a

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Reclining in the grass,

Taking in what was left

Of the sunlight.

Then I remembered

An event from four hours past–

A small boy

Playing with the petite toy doll.

I took the turtle

To the church nursery,

Threw it in,

And

Closed the door.

I watched little

Television that night

And

Enjoyed the evening.

I went to bed

To prepare for a new day.

Easter was not over.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

April 20, 1990

February 4, 1992

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